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Bucks President Feigin Apologizes For Calling Milwaukee "Segregated, Racist" Place

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 28 / 16

After Bucks President Peter Feigin last week made comments about Milwaukee being the "most segregated, racist" place, he sought yesterday to tamp down the controversy by praising the community, according to Spicuzza & Gardner of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Feigin: "Milwaukee is a terrif...

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Pistons To Play At Little Caesars Arena?

There are talks to bring the Pistons to downtown Detroit "to play the occasional game -- or perhaps even all their games -- at the new Little Caesars Arena," but they are in "only the earliest of stages," according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. Olympia Entertainment President & CEO T ...

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Predators Turn Attention To Local TV Viewers

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Twins' Search For Baseball Ops Leader Moving Along

The Twins' search for a president of baseball operations is moving ahead, possibly on a "faster timetable than originally believed," as the team "could announce something before the end of the regular season," according to La Velle Neal III of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The "start date of that hi ...

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Franchise Notes

In Phoenix, Mike Sunnucks noted the D-backs have "never drawn fewer than 2 million fans to home games at Chase Field since" joining MLB in '98, but the club "needs to attract 210,183 fans over eight games -- or close [to] 26,300 per game to get to 2 million" this season. The D-backs are "averag ...

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Grizzlies Pay Tribute To MLK With Unique Uniforms

The Grizzlies yesterday unveiled an alternate uniform honoring Martin Luther King Jr., and the color is a "somber black, both understated and respectful," according to a front-page piece by Geoff Calkins of the Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL. The typeface of the word "Memphis" derives from the "historic ...

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Dolphins' Ross Doesn't Encourage Player Protests

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross yesterday said while the team does not encourage players to kneel during the National Anthem, "I understand it and I totally accept it." Ross, appearing on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” said it "starts a conversation that needs to be had and ... because I've spo ...

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Blue Jays Hire Former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington

The Blue Jays yesterday "announced the hiring" of former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington as VP/Baseball Operations, according to Shi Davidi of SPORTSNET.ca. Sources said that other teams "also held talks" with Cherington. The sources indicated that Cherington will "work with many facets of the front offic ...

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Hawks Will Play Unity Game Against Cavaliers

The Hawks announced on Monday that they will "culminate three days of community service and inclusion with a Unity Game on Oct. 10, the preseason home opener against the Cavaliers," according to Chris Vivlamore of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Members of the Hawks organization will "participate ...

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Blue Jays Hit 3 Million Attendance Mark

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Bengals Season-Ticket Sales Increase By 4,000

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